I guess today he was. Michael was our No. 1 last year, and he's awfully good, but today Matthew was our No. 1.

It's a new district, but it's our old district, and we want to try to keep control of our district.

We wanted to get the lead early and put pressure on them.

I'm just glad we got to play. We just needed to get a game under our belts.

He's going to be a big-time prospect in the next year or so.

He's matured. He's gotten stronger, and he's throwing with a lot more velocity. He's really learning how to pitch.

It was a tough offensive day. I'm tickled to death with 11 runs. I'm not happy with some of our approaches at the plate just yet, but it's still early.

We could've easily scored seven, eight, nine runs. We hit the ball all day long, just right at people.

Matthew threw the ball well, and Ethan is really throwing well.